Strike Watches and IEA News

DAYS WITHOUT A CONTRACT: 412
DAYS UNTIL THE START OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR: 5

As promised, I have created a page to “warehouse” all the strike watches our four unions our putting out. I’m missing a few at the moment but I will add new communications (and the old ones I don’t have) as soon as I get them.

Voice of the Reader 08-17-2011 [The Southern]
Scroll down to the second letter, “Following government’s example,” and get a laugh at a parody of the current political budget situation — written by someone who seems to be a member of ASFCME.

And in IEA news:
Pensions remain a hot topic in Springfield
The IEA has some information on their website about upcoming pension reform and how the IEA plans to handle it. You can also watch a brief video from the pension reform forum held last Friday in Springfield.

CORE Conference 2011
The IEA’s CORE conferences are ways members learn new skills and a great way to meet people from across the state, learn about things like grievances, bargaining, talking to members, and other fun things. The closest conference this year is in Springfield, September 30-October 1.

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